PCGS Coin Number: 8004
Very rare - Mintage: 1,500
The 1882 $3 gold piece is another example of a low mintage date represented by a relatively high number of survivors, indicating a lot of interest in the date from its inception. Mint State examples are almost common, as are a cluster of coins at the AU-55 and AU-58 levels, but what would be called “common” in the $3 gold series is rare in any other. The Proof/prooflike debate is made simple here because the circulation strikes show a repunched or defective 2 that is not evident on Proofs. The best certified examples are a pair of PCGS MS-67s (quite possibly the same coin). At auction, the highest price realized by an 1882 $3 piece was in 2005, when Richard Jewell’s PCGS MS-67 sold for a whopping $72,450.
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